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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:20 AM

Clinton Foundations biggest beneficiaries are the Clintons

I’ve stated before that the Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a political operation disguised as a charity. It exists to funnel money to the Clintons and to advance their brand. To keep the excitement in their marriage, Bill and Hillary like to find new ways to engage in graft. Their foundation is like a French marriage – or their own: It works better if no one asks questions.

However, in a rare feat of balanced journalism, the New York Times did ask some questions. The paper looked into the nefarious activities of the Clinton Foundation and came up with instances of influence peddling on a grand scale. The Times used the upcoming book “Clinton Cash,” by Peter Schweizer as a road map to determine that, while Hillary was secretary of state, the Clintons got money when she approved the sale of important U.S. uranium reserves to seedy foreigners, including Russia (read Vladimir Putin). Largely unaccounted for, the money flowed to the Clinton Foundation, with $500,000 going to Bill Clinton for a one-hour speech.

The Clintons’ thirst for money and power is so insatiable that they would knowingly endanger our national security. Nothing will stand in the way of the Clintons becoming America’s first two-impeachment family.

It’s a brilliant scam. Donors give money – virtually anonymously – to the politically connected Clintons, get a tax deduction, and the Clintons pay them back with political favors.

As do many Democrats, they hide their greed and self-serving behind such noble-sounding goals as promoting social equality or fighting global warming. Thus, the “Foundation” obscures their greed. “Look, I went to Haiti after the earthquake. And, don’t look – my donors got reconstruction contracts.”

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/clintons-659698-foundation-clinton.html

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peacebird Mar 2016 OP
FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #1
peacebird Mar 2016 #3
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #28
artislife Mar 2016 #32
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #37
PeaceNikki Mar 2016 #31
Dr Hobbitstein Mar 2016 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2016 #2
peacebird Mar 2016 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2016 #8
peacebird Mar 2016 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2016 #7
mikeysnot Mar 2016 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2016 #10
mikeysnot Mar 2016 #11
peacebird Mar 2016 #12
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #19
peacebird Mar 2016 #21
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #22
sufrommich Mar 2016 #29
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #35
Tanuki Mar 2016 #39
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tk2kewl Mar 2016 #4
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #13
JoePhilly Mar 2016 #30
PeaceNikki Mar 2016 #15
Dr Hobbitstein Mar 2016 #17
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #16
Dr Hobbitstein Mar 2016 #18
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #20
PeaceNikki Mar 2016 #23
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #27
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #24
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #25
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #26
seabeyond Mar 2016 #33
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2016 #41
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #34
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #36
Onlooker Mar 2016 #38
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #40

Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:30 AM

1. It is essentially a money laundering operation.

The Clinton Foundation paid Sid Blumenthal, a person BANNED from the White House by Obama, to give HER advice on foreign policy.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:32 AM

3. Here are some of the numbers: 15% went to pragmatic programs, 60% to "other expenses"

According to The Federalist, which reviewed Clinton Foundation tax documents covering 2008-12, only 15 percent of the take was donated to pragmatic programs. $25 million went to fund travel and $110 million to salaries. An astounding $290 million, 60 percent of all money raised, was classified as “other expenses.”

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Response to peacebird (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:18 AM

28. The Federalist is another rightwing publication. For someone who claims to be on the left, you have

 

a nasty habit of relying on rightwing propaganda outlets.

I do not think you are indifferent between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:25 AM

32. There are no Left publications

 

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Response to artislife (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:32 AM

37. the nation, mother jones don't exist?

 

Anyone who depends on The Federalist and Ron Hart for their news does not belong here. Period.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:02 AM

14. Obama said no to Sid because of Rahm.

 

Rahm Emanuel was opposed to Sid, not Obama.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:31 AM

2. There may be some truth to this, but

the source is a biased one, long noted for its libertarian/Republican leanings. I'd like to see a more objective source - I support Sanders but I'm uncomfortable with using right-wing sources as a basis for criticising Hillary.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:33 AM

5. How about the New York Times, whose article was called out by this one? Here's another NYT article

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Response to peacebird (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:37 AM

8. A better source than the above, although the NYT

certainly has had egg on its face WRT Sanders lately.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:36 AM

7. I wouldn't trust the Wall Street Urinal on anything

since Murdoch bought it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:41 AM

9. October Surprise!

Friend in DC knows she is in deep do-do, and he is a Hillary supporter. The R's have the goods on her and will be dripping this out if she gets the nomination. That is one reason the pro Hillary coverage on $$$media.

Even if she manages to win the GE it is Clinton Impeachment 2.0 for another four years.

It is going to be real hard press for Hillary to pander to folks making minimum wage for her to "feel your pain" when she makes more in one hour than they make in 10 years.

Friend works for the state at the pentagon.

The term they like to use is Compromised.

Follow the money.

Rumor in Chicago is that Rahmjob will be her running mate. If so, she just lost cook county and probably Il.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:47 AM

10. I hope not; much as I don't care for Hillary I sure don't want Trump to win.

And I should also hope she's smart enough not to pick Rahm as her running mate - if that happens she will have no chance of winning over the progressives.

I do agree that she's "compromised" in various ways. She's so deeply imbedded in the fundamentally corrupt mutual back-scratching culture of high-level politics that I doubt she sees the corruption or even imagines it exists. It's like those air-freshener ads about being "nose blind' - if you've been living in the stink for long enough you don't smell it any more.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:51 AM

11. Hopefully it is just a rumor

I would love to see rahm gone, but not as VP to the USA.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:56 AM

12. Somehow I find this very believable. We need Bernie as our nominee.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:05 AM

19. sure you do, you get your information from Trump Humpers like Ron Hart.

 

Who would you vote for between Hillary and Trump?

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:08 AM

21. Bernie Sanders has my vote in the general election

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Response to peacebird (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:08 AM

22. ah, so you're indifferent between Clinton and Trump. Or so you say nt

 

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:18 AM

29. "Rumor in Chicago is that Rahmjob will be her running mate"

Uh huh.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:29 AM

35. cool story, bro nt

 

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:34 AM

39. Cool story, bernie bro

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:32 AM

4. .

 

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:59 AM

13. oh look, Bernie Fans publishing a hateful screed against the Clintons by a rightwing asshole.

 

What's the over/under on the number of Bernie fans recommending this piece of garbage article by a Republican asshole?

I say this breaks triple digits easily.

In case Bernie fans wonder why they have a bad reputation amongst actual Democrats.

Here's another article by Ron Hart, the author of this piece of shit article:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/obama-701434-percent-police.html

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:24 AM

30. They wonder why the media doesn't talk about Bernie ...

... never realizing that they also almost never talk about Bernie either ... never realizing that Bernie's positive message can't be heard over their angry rants against Hillary.

Oh well.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:03 AM

15. 89% of their funding goes to charity

Contrary to what you may have heard, their foundation is highly efficient with only 11% overhead, and has provided $2,000 million dollars to the poor and needy.

Their foundation projects include training African farmers to get access to seeds, equipment and markets for their crops, reforestation projects in Africa and the Caribbean, renewable energy projects in island nations, and work to lower the cost of HIV/AIDS medicine and scale up pediatric AIDS treatment. And here’s a picture from Oakland from the Clinton Foundation’s “Too Small to Fail” project.



http://zfacts.com/2016/02/clinton-speaking-fees/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/19/fact-check-clinton-foundation-money/28977319/

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:04 AM

17. Facts are not allowed in Hillary-bash threads.

 

Only hyperbole, rumor, and RW smears.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:04 AM

16. This same author wrote "Trump is a great American"

 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/trump-679230-hillary-country.html

Bernie fans finding common cause with Trump Humpers. I wish I could say I was surprised.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:05 AM

18. They seem to get all their news from the same places. nt

 

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:06 AM

20. There's a reason why the Bros like to talk up how awesome Trump will be

 

as a general election candidate.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:08 AM

23. And: "Cuba: the untaught lesson on perils of socialism" and "Obama a racial divider, not uniter"

and "On Benghazi, Hillary still in accuse-the-accuser mode"

and "Ayn Rand's rebuttal of Hillary's class-warfare rhetoric"

and "Obama has built his American dream: A dependent welfare state"

It goes on.... http://www.ocregister.com/reporter-profile/ron-1728-hart

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:16 AM

27. He's also a Birther. But, the Bros will pimp any rightwing sludge so long as it shares

 

their common enemy.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:13 AM

24. from the OP's new favorite author: "Obama has built his American dream: A dependent welfare state"

 

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:14 AM

25. from the Bernie Bros' favorite new author: "Ayn Rand's rebuttal of Hillary's class-warfare rhetoric"

 

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:15 AM

26. From the BernieBros' new favorite author: Left out to bag lion-killing dentist

 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lion-675741-left-dentist.html

When the outrage over Cecil erupted, President Obama just happened to be in Africa, burnishing his legacy and presumably hunting for his birth certificate.

The Left spent the week in sanctimonious outrage over the lion killing. They are only about emotion, not logic or reason. Yet the same week, the story broke about their beloved Planned Parenthood selling body parts from aborted babies. Silence. Somehow, killing babies on a mass scale is OK, but one lion killed is a national outrage. This is a Simba-otic juxtaposition I’ve never understood.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:26 AM

33. Sanders is doing pretty good with his Caribbean retirement fund.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:39 AM

41. Hmmm.

 

Googling this:

Sanders "Caribbean retirement fund"

gets all of six results. None of which have anything to do with Bernie Sanders I might add.

Care to expand on what you're talking about?

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:29 AM

34. from the Bernie fans' new favorite author:The South doesn't need to be lectured on race by Democrats

 

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:31 AM

36. from the Berniefans' new favorite author: Justice Antonin Scalia: A man in full

 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/court-668552-scalia-justice.html

A board I serve on in Washington, D.C. was fortunate to meet with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last week. Scalia is a famous jurist, admired by many for his intellect and convictions and despised by liberals for his steadfast willingness to act on them.

Antonin Scalia, the justice most hated by the left, was unanimously confirmed (98-0) by the Senate in 1986. Imagine how he would fare today with the politics of personal destruction running rampant.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:34 AM

38. Another pro-Trump thread using right wing sources to attack Hillary

 

Keep attacking the candidate supported by most people of color, gays, and women, and that will surely help Trump and the white racists win. These people in this forum masquerading as left-wing Bernie supporters aren't fooling anyone. Go back to your Trump forum where you belong.

Relying on an opinion piece by a right-wing libertarian for information is probably not the best way to troll. Here's a recent passage from one of his columns

http://www.ronaldhart.com/display_column.php?column_ID=725

The disappointing ruling was on Obamacare, which will define Chief Justice John Roberts as he broke with conservatives. Liberals on the court are political pawns who vote together 95 percent of the time; conservatives do so only about 70 percent. There is more intellectual honesty among the conservatives and less purely political toeing of the party line.

...


Obama will do all the shady dealing he can to appoint a liberal, even as almost every liberal constitutional law professor on the news says he should not. Obama was created by liberal professors in the leftist theoretical world they call "higher education." They are starting to realize that he has escaped their laboratory, and they fear what he might do.

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Response to Onlooker (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:36 AM

40. Tsk, tsk, only David Brock would object to using rightwing news sources. nt

 

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